Fan’s of Sony’s PlayStation Virtual Reality (PSVR) headset have been patiently ready on an up to date model. Here is what we all know up to now about that lengthy awaited improve for the PlayStation 5 console.


The PSVR 2 headset may have the identical black and white colour scheme because the PS5 console, and can function a lens adjustment dial to assist customers line up the panels with their eyes. It will even embody 4 seen cameras on the entrance of the headset, which is able to permit for the inside-out monitoring to trace the motion of your head with out the necessity for exterior sensors. This newest model ought to present a noticeable improve when it comes to monitoring accuracy.

This will not be a wi-fi answer, nonetheless the PSVR 2 will connect with the PS5 through only a single wire, which Sony claims will simplify the setup when in comparison with the unique. 


The firm confirmed that the PSVR 2 will function a 4K HDR OLED in-headset show throughout CES 2022. This contains an expanded discipline of view so it is possible for you to to see extra of the show at one time.
It may have the identical 120Hz refresh fee as the unique, which stays aggressive with the Quest 2 with the identical refresh fee. Sony has additionally confirmed that the headset will use foveated rendering know-how, which makes use of eye-tracking know-how to enhance the general picture high quality of what a consumer is viewing, whereas additionally saving on assets on rendered objects in your peripheral imaginative and prescient.

One huge distinction between the PSVR 2 and the Quest 2 is the dearth of having the ability to use the headset wirelessly. This is because of the truth that the PSVR 2 doesn’t have an inner CPU or GPU, and thus requires a wired connection to the PS5 to operate.


Along with a revamped headset, the PSVR 2 will even have newly designed controllers, touted as having a “focus on great ergonomics”. The Sense controllers may have a extra rounded look that can permit for fixed human contact for haptic suggestions, much like the TwinSense controllers.

The controllers will embody a PlayStation button, motion buttons, an analogue stick, set off, and a button where your thumb tends to relaxation naturally. Adaptive triggers will ship varied simulated sensations, corresponding to resistance as you push down to tug a bow, or while you run your car by thick mud.

Users will have the ability to use them in ways in which mimic your hand actions when mixed with the movement sensors and place trackers. This will permit for a swing of a sword, or a pleasant wave to somebody on-line.

In phrases of charging the controllers, they are going to function the identical USB-C kind port utilized by PS5’s TwinSense controllers.


Sony introduced final week that its subsequent State of Play might be June 2nd at 3 p.m. PT, and can embody a sneak peek at upcoming PSVR 2 video games. While it seems solely a small portion of the occasion might be devoted to the PSVR 2, it’s the first new info instantly from Sony in relation to its VR 2 video games because it beforehand confirmed {that a} Horizon Zero Dawn VR game was within the works for the brand new headset.

Release Date and Pricing

In phrases of when the PSVR 2 will launch, Sony has not given a launch date but. However, it could not be shocking if the headset made its debut earlier than the top of the 12 months. With Sony additionally revealing that it hopes to launch 20 video games alongside the headset, it could be a sensible move on Sony’s behalf to have a “Holiday 2022” launch if potential.

Pricing for the headset is one other relative unknown at this level. The present model can nonetheless be discovered listed for round $250, together with bundles on the similar value. Meta’s Quest 2 VR headset sells for $299/$399 for the 128/256GB variations. Therefore, it could not be shocking if Sony retains the PSVR 2 headset across the similar value as the unique with the intention to stay a extra inexpensive choice than Meta

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